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5/27/2018 3:10 PM
 

An odd change in DNN 9.x now "connects" DNN skins and containers so that one cannot set the default container for a page unless it is somehow "connected" to the page theme.   Why this was done is completely beyond my comprehension.  I have containers that are skin agnostic, and do not need to be connected to any specific skin.  Although i can set the containers module by module this is a total PIA. 

What do I need to do to hook a set of containers to a specific skin?  In earlier DNN versions,  Skins and containers could be packaged together in one installation zip, but Timo's instructions at the top of this forum specifically state to not do that.

Is there a WIKI, short set of instructions, a post that I cannot find, some documentation somewhere that covers this?

Shouldn't the person who made the decision to do this be required to write the documentation and explain the rationale behind it before it gets implemented?

 
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5/29/2018 9:14 AM
 
James Brown wrote:

An odd change in DNN 9.x now "connects" DNN skins and containers so that one cannot set the default container for a page unless it is somehow "connected" to the page theme.   Why this was done is completely beyond my comprehension.  I have containers that are skin agnostic, and do not need to be connected to any specific skin.  Although i can set the containers module by module this is a total PIA. 

What do I need to do to hook a set of containers to a specific skin?  In earlier DNN versions,  Skins and containers could be packaged together in one installation zip, but Timo's instructions at the top of this forum specifically state to not do that.

Is there a WIKI, short set of instructions, a post that I cannot find, some documentation somewhere that covers this?

Shouldn't the person who made the decision to do this be required to write the documentation and explain the rationale behind it before it gets implemented?

 I think what I stated is a way of packaging for DNN 4 you should not use any more, not about combing container and skin in one package in general.
Normally DNN connects the two when thy are installed together or have the same name (not 10%% sure about that one).
I think it's a good thing that by default DNN 9 shows the containers that "belong" to skin first as that's how it's used most.
But I do think it's wrong that you cannot get around that in DNN 9.

 

I think your only option at this moment is to have multiple copies of the same container (which is not optimal).
I hope this will be fixed in a future version of DNN 9 (did you log the issue?)

https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/issues

 
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